The January transfer market could prove pivotal in Arsenal's quest to break back into the Premier League top four.
Unai Emery's first season in charge since succeeding Arsene Wenger has been pretty successful so far, but there have been a few creaks in recent games.
A 3-2 loss away at Southampton and then a 5-1 humbling at the hands of Liverpool just before the new year certainly raised a lot of doubts.
However, Emery has had a number of injuries to contend with, especially at the back with Rob Holding ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Even going forward, the Spaniard is without Danny Welbeck, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil.
As such, the Gunners have been linked with a number of forward-thinking players, most notably Denis Suarez and Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco.
A deal for Suarez seems the more likely of the two and Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur has now offered his insight into the rumours surrounding Carrasco.
THE MAN FOR BELGIAN PLAYERS SPEAKS OUT
It doesn't sound promising for Arsenal, who have very limited funds for the January window.
Carrasco was linked with a move to England this time last year, but instead waited until February to secure a move to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid.
The Belgian winger needed to get regular first-team minutes to secure a place in Roberto Martinez's squad for the World Cup - which he did.
Now, the 25-year-old is keen on a return to European football, similar to that of Axel Witsel who completed a move from China to Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
But it seems as though Arsenal will simply not be able to match his huge wages and transfer fee in this window.
Carrasco had previously been linked with Juventus and the Bianconeri may be able to match Dalian's valuation in January.